Thursday, April 09, 2020

Obsession with virtue-signalling to enemies of the Jewish people was the main factor in the demise of the Jewish Chronicle

So the Jewish Chronicle - and the Jewish News with which it was merging - are to be liquidated. Obviously, the coronavirus is being blamed as the reason for its demise, but this simply speeded the inevitable. I feel extremely sorry for those members of staff losing jobs who were not responsible for the increasingly leftist  and ambivalent stance to Israel that both newspapers had taken in the last 15 years.  Unfortunately, the goons who took over management and editorial control are ultimately the ones to blame for this outcome and the loss of jobs.

If the JC hadn’t started supporting the unelected PLO over the elected Israeli government, or pimping for terrorists committed to Israel’s destruction at the very time they were targeting Israeli cities with hundreds of rockets a day, then perhaps British Jews would not have stopped buying it. Or maybe they would have retained more readers had they not continually given advertising and editorial space to deadly enemies of the Jewish State - under the pretext of  'the need for balance'** -  while at the same time viciously attacking pro-Israel Jews and especially pro-Israel non-Jews without giving them any right to reply. But most of all, it seems that the continual and obsessive virtue-signalling with 'Islamophobia'  and 'interfaith relations' were not of particularly compelling interest for British Jews; especially when the exact same leftist nonsense can be read for free in the Guardian and BBC online. The elitists in editorial control (and the same goes for those who lead the Board of Deputies, CST and other mainstream Jewish organisations) are delusional in thinking that the bubble in which they operate is any any way representative of the bulk of British Jewry and they lost sight of the fact that their purpose was to serve the British Jewish community and not the British Muslim community. Did they really think that getting approval from creeps like Fiyaz Mughal, Baroness Warsi and Sadiq Khan was going to lead to British Muslims buying the JC?

The JC and Jewish News failed the British Jewish community in so many ways. In addition to all of the above, they could have campaigned to stop British taxpayer funding going to Palestinian terrorists - it would have been popular and effective - but they never did. They could have been at the forefront in confronting the anti-Zionist lies that have driven almost all antisemitism in the UK in the last 15 years. But they refused to do so, pandering instead to the very community which was most prominent in pushing those lies, and even playing into this antisemitsm with their continual message of "Israel does bad things but it's not the fault of British Jews...". 

For evidence of all of the above see the following links (up until a couple of years ago I regularly blogged about the JC and Jewish News move to the left, but in the end I just could not stomach reading them) which are just a small subset of the role of shame:
**It's a bit like demanding that the editor of Spurs Monthly must always include articles about Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as articles written by West Ham supporters....


Anonymous said...

Well said!
I stopped reading this cageliner, which I used to do online, about 5-6 years ago. I could no longer stomach the sh!te that you describe so well above. Just as I stopped reading the Israeli version of the Stuermer, aka Haaretz, about 30 years ago (IIRC), when I realised the direction it was taking.
One point about your banner:
Anti-Zionism IS antisemitism. It's just another frigging name for it.

Confronting antisemitism and Israel hatred said...

Thanks. Yes I agree anti-Zionism is antisemitism:

Watchman said...

I suffered at the hands of both who threw me to the wolves when I attacked the sainted Obama's sellout of Israel.

Kian said...

I used to whatch i24news but it went too far to the left so I switched to iltv until saw their support for BLM and their slogan : no justice no peace

I don't know what to watch instead of it though. Any advice?